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PBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm PDT
, and to their families. i know all americans share in that sentiment. for generations, the united states of america has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and as an advocate for human freedom. mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world's many challenges. but when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. that's what's happened in libya over the course of these last six weeks. libya sits directly between tunisia and egypt. two nations that inspired the world when their people rose up to take control of their own destiny. for more than four decades, the libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant, moammar qaddafi. he has denied his people freedom. exploited their wealth. murdered opponents at home and abroad and terrorized innocent people around the world. including americans who were killed by libyan agents. last month qaddafi's grip of fear appeared to give way to the promise of freedom. and cities and towns across the country, libyans took to the streets to claim their basic human rights. a
PBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
, the conditions are pretty terrible. the actual ordnance comes from various countries from russia, america, china, and a large number of mortar bombs made in britain. the british stuff, like the rest, is all very old. but if a bomb landed on it, there will be a major disaster. land mines would be planted here, but nobody knew where. everyone we spoke to was hoping for a no-fly zone by the western powers. >> wheat persuade you to let the people of europe and america listen to our requests. >> for now, there is no protection against the air force. just a few nervous volunteers. gos>> one with the libyans have been venting their feelings is through art. our correspondent has been home to a makeshift gallery to see some of the pictures on display. we are unable to bring you that at the moment, but we will give you the package a little bit later. the situation has been unfolding in terms of the international reaction. much has been said about whether the international community w z. >> of the threat of an attack from the above could be stopped if our air force jets were patrolling the libya opposed th
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm EDT
address on saturday. here's what he said in south america last week about why we're there. >> our military action is in support of an international mandate from the security council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel gadhafi to his people. now, i also have stated that it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. and we've got a wide range of tools in addition to our military efforts to support that policy. >> what does he need to say tonight? >> he hasn't addressed the american people and done it in a sort of logical way to explain why the it's in the u.s. interest, and particularly with secretary gates saying it's not a vital interest of the united states. how does this differ? i don't think he's going to address this tonight. i think he wants to be deliberately ambiguous about this. but why is this in the united states interest to protect civilians, the humanitarian mission and not what's happening in syria, to protesters. why it's not in our interest to protect the protesters in yemen or in bahrain. so that case has not been made. and i don't think he's
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 2:00pm EDT
latin america, the economy, he may take one question and have a brief statement but it's the balancing act, why he is no latin america. but obviously acknowledging the major news in libya. >> well, one question's going to one heck of an answer. because i want to know, a lot of people want to know what are we doing in libya? are we going in there to kill gadhafi? if not, what is the plan for gadhafi? what is he to do? if you were gadhafi what would you do? we're going in there with a so-called no-fly zone but limited potential for fire power. going after his command and control center, which is basically him. what is he to do? are we offering him an escape out of country? what end game are we forcing him to. i wish i knew this. war is politics by other means what are the politics of this war? certainly in the short run it's to protect lives of people who would be killed in a slaughter of civil yaians an in benghazi. i hope the american people keep asking that, what are we trying to accomplish here. the news reporting has been unsatisfactory in that regard. i don't know if you are even a
FOX News
Mar 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. hat's off to you. "america live" starts right now. megyn: welcome, everyone. fox news alert on libya. hi. i'm megyn kelly. in a news briefing moments ago, a top u.s. general saying that a stalemate with moammar qaddafi could be a possible outcome here. the stalemate could allow qaddafi to stay in power, that coming in as fox is learning that libya used reporters as human shields to head off a planned missile attack on a qaddafi compound. we'll have a live report from the ground in libya in a few moments. another alert, meantime, on the fallout over japan's nuclear crisis. we're getting word that nuclear officials here in the united states are launching new inspections and reviews of our own nuclear reactors in an effort to prevent a similar disaster. a new setback in efforts to prevent a nuclear meltdown in japan. workers at fukushima evacuated after smoke was seen rising from at least one of the damaged reactors. efforts to cool down overheating fuel rods are temporarily put on hold. trace gallagher has more live from our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: this is a dangerous
PBS
Mar 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
this a humanitarian crisis. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and elsewhere around the world. my name is mike embley. another day of rage in yemen, but the president tells the u.s. to stop interfering. and he is known for shaquita andino -- shocking o on the catwalk, but dior has fired john galliano. hello again. in libya, colonel gaddafi is making efforts to shore up areas around capital of tripoli. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is warning that the country could go into a protracted civil war. jeremy bowen says that gaddafi says there are no demonstrations against him, and jeremy has a different account of how peaceful the city is. >> colonel gaddafi supporters were in the town to wave off the convoy. they say his authority will be restored. >> forever. forever. >> the regime's power is concentrated in the capital. colonel gaddafi has genuine support here, but there are protesters in tripoli, too. this is the center of the city, and green square. authorities say the foreign media has not been showing signs like these because they are wrongly portrayed in libya as c
CNN
Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm EDT
states of america. and if the european allies and nato cannot manage to pursue this with the same intensity that they have exhibited over the last week, they are likely to call upon the united states to do more and the u.s. will remain part of the coalition. i think that's part of the complexity of this and the contradictions inherit in his policy that the president will have to address this evening. >> nick and david, back with us in a few minutes. how has the coalition military campaign changed the balance of power on the ground in libya? i want to go to the map and look at this. the president does not like the term war when it comes to this. is this a war? is the united states at war? >> well, you talk about war and i think you talk about world war one and i would not use the term "war." the guy on the ground getting shot at, it's like war. >> the president of the united states addresses the american people tonight. i want to close the map and go back here to march 18th. let me close this one down today. this is march 18th. this is the day before it all started. and here's -- y
FOX News
Mar 21, 2011 9:00pm EDT
but apologize for america, literally since he's been in office. now he's in a position where he has to be the commander in chief and it is just beyond him. he did the same in his speech at west point when he announced the surge less than what general petraeus asked for and announce add end date this summer this is the same problem. if you try to please everyone, you will end up pleasing no one. >> sean: this is a problem. if the center of gravity, in other words in terms of world leadership, is now because of america's failure or america gives it up, and is now shifted to europe, if they now make those decisions if the president doesn't go to congress, there are angry liberal congressmen about this, but goes to the united nations and he basically uses them as his justification, and doesn't seem to have the real commitment, it seems he doesn't really believe that america's place in the world ought to be one of moral leadership. fundamentally, what message does that send the world? >> think of what he said today. he basically said today, i'm paraphrasing, he says, if there's a people
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
therefore, the main task of latin america is to recover the lost time and tap all of its potential. we have lots of things in common with the u.s., fast, generous territory, homogeneous people, hardworking people. we don't have racial problems that affect some african countries or the wars that are waged in europe nor the religious conflict of europe itself. and therefore latin america is called to compromise or rather commitment with its own fate. and therefore we are looking forward to president obama's words. we are all left-handed. we have many coincidences. we studied in harvard, both of us. we are sportsmen. president obama continues to be a basketball player. i was in my time as well. i think the first lady of the u.s. is very good-looking, and president obama has said the same thing about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of 0 coincidences. but the most important one is the one we'll find this afternoon, and modestly if i could suggest to president obama, we hope to have a partnership that is two -- one where we have all responsibilities and not existentialism becau
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
the obvious. america has to get its fiscal house in order. how we got here is debated but certain things are indisputable. we have two wars that have been paid for on the credit card. we had tax cuts that went to the high income americans that are on the credit card. we recently extended them at the cost of $700 billion to the deficit. we had irresponsible behavior on the part of wall street that required rescuing the financial system in america so that main street could fight and survive another day. and then that led to a collapse in the economy and 10% unemployment that required governmental action in order to try to stabilize the economy. we have a long way to go in restoring the economy, but that has to be our first mission. the republican proposal on how to address this budget in these continuing resolutions will fail. the reason it will fail is because it fails to do what must obviously be done if we're going to have long-term fiscal stability and that is put everything on the table. the cuts that are proposed by the republican majority, unwise as they are, cannot do the job. the
PBS
Mar 2, 2011 12:30am PST
. the actual order and its comes from various countries. from russia, america, china, and there is a large number of bombs made in britain. the purchase stuff is all very old. if a bomb landed on it, it would be a major disaster. what'd the rebels volunteered to drive us a around. nine bombs have been planted here, but no one knew where. everyone was hoping for a no-fly zone by the western powers. >> please. >> for now, there is no protection year against the air force. just a few nervous volunteers. >> with the air force one of the few remaining assets, the no-fly zone is something the international community has been discussing. it is an option that has mixed reaction. the united states is moving its military might in the area closer to libya. >> the threats of an attack from above could be stopped if american air force jets were patrolling lydia's skies. -- lydia's skies pretty hillary clinton told american politicians that libya could end up in democracy or in the chaos of the protracted civil war. >> one of those actions under review is a no-fly zone. there are arguments that favor it
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, national farmers union, crop life for america and responsible industry for a sound environment. mr. speaker, i want to thank my colleague, chairman smid for her leadership and -- scmidt and thank the ranking members on the subcommittees for their support of the bill. i want to thank chairman mica and rahall for their leadership as well as chairman lucas and ranking member petter son of the agriculture committee. i urge all members to support h.r. 872 and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. bishop: mr. speaker, in light of the fact that mr. baca yielded back the balance of his time to me, can you tell me how much time is left on this side? the speaker pro tempore: 15 minutes remaining. mr. bishop: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from oregon, mr. defazio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. defazio: we are here pretending to do something about a real problem. we are amending the wrong statute at the wrong time under the guise that this is a crisis and bringing
CNN
Mar 7, 2011 10:00pm EST
will be back doing auditions with you on america's got talent in the next few weeks. do a quick fist -- >> i'm not touching your water. i know we're on the air. i'd like to be banned now. >> he'll be back. that's it for us tonight and the end of howie mandel's career. >>> piers, thanks. the battle for libya is sin tense phiing, as america considers military action in that country. moammar gadhafi continues to claim victories that do not exist. gadhafi's latest claims, versus the facts on the ground. gadhafi claims they've taken this city of mizrada. you're going to hear from a man who's pinned down there. the small arms and molotov cocktails. they have nothing to fight with, he says, and nothing left to lose. the man you are going to hear from tonight says he's preparing to die. preparing for another fight like the one they had this weekend. [ gunfire ] >> gadhafi continues to spin stories to the world. in a new interview, he claims the uprising is not happening, and cities have been held captive by a few dozen al qaeda fighters, and he claims only small numbers of people have died. >> trans
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of the country from which they could train, organize, or conduct attacks against america, americans, or american interests. we are monitoring that very, very closely. again, i would go back to my previous answer to say that lincoln's use -- linkages with the intelligence community are very sound. there is no higher priority for this, and then the protection of america, americans, and american interest from terrorist attack. and we watch that very closely. >> gaddafi-directed attacks. any indication he has the intent to do that? >> i have not seen anything specific to that regard. but i think we must operate under the assumption that he would like to see that happen. we must necessarily keep our guard and our vigilance very high. >> aljazeera english. do you have the ability to distinguish the opposition forces from the gaddafi forces? the reason i ask, if opposition forces are moving in a coordinated fashion, could they in fact be targeted as well? >> the distinguishing between opposition and regime forces can be very difficult, particularly when they are in very, very close contact. again, our
PBS
Mar 28, 2011 10:00pm PDT
in the people at toyota, all across america. chevron. we may have more in common than you think. and by bnsf railway. and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the libyan rebels' drive to oust moammar qaddafi reached the outskirts of his hometown and tribal base today. fighting erupted outside the city of sirte, home to 100,000 people. it's a key stronghold guarding the approaches to tripoli, 225 miles away. the rebels had already rolled up a series of eastern cities in a lightning advance over the weekend, behind a curtain of coalition air strikes. we have a report from outside sirte from lindsey hilsum of independent television news. >> reporter: they're fighting just east of sirte, colonel qaddafi's birth place. the rebels who swept up the road yesterday found hi
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 8:00pm EDT
an awful lot of money. isn't that a war? >> america, at "not war". >> we will continue to provide details to the american people. >> you don't even seem to think enough of us to lie to us. >> the administration is defending its biggest victory on its first anniversary. >> fdr went so far as to call it a fundamental right for all americans. >> in short, we'll do whatever we can to ensure that obamacare is never fully implemented. >> one year ago today. >> health insurance reform because law in america. >> took a long time. >> congressman anthony weiner joins us. while some republicans were attacking the president on libya and the healthcare bill, two from minnesota went to iowa. ♪ if i find my way to minnesota ♪ >> and donald trump, is he serious about running. >> trump came out as a birther, which is republican for "i'm running for president." >>> good evening. president obama skipped a visit to address growing concerns over the libyan war efforts. he plans to transfer command and control in the next few days, suffered a setback when nato failed to reach agreement to assume that role.
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 10:00am EDT
standing for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you. you may be seated. we have a great lineup for you this morning. before we get to that, i have a few programming notes. you've got a program when you came in today. it reads from left to right in order of the speakers. we do have a little change in the program. senator rick santorum could not be here today. he sent his regrets. he did everything he could to be here. after the family values panel we will adjourn for a one hour lunch break. lunch will be a $10 a box lunch available to you right outside where you registered. you can try to navigate through the sky walk in beautiful downtown des moines. we will reconvene one hour after that. one last thing. this is a little important. turn off cell phones or put them in silenct mode. i am the director of the conservative principles pac congressman steve king's leadership back. pac. it is my honor to introduce this mornin
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
to thank the state of hawaii and the hawaiian national guard who helped us respond to the america samoa when the tsunami hit there. the challenges, again, as we know, in the pacific, the distances require us to both leverage what we have in the fema warehouses, but also our close coordination with paycom, pacific command and their resources. nancy ward, you point out, one of our regional administrators, starts to talk with counter parts in hawaii or in the territories, in the event we see something coming, again, we know the distances, we know we can't wait. we are looking at how we'll start to ship or fly resources in. this is the close coordination we have, the ability to charter aircraft and work with the department of defense for those most critical supplies. as you remember in america samoa, one of the key issues the governor had was generators and couldn't wait for them to come by barge because he had to get his critical systems back up. so we were able to task initially d.o.d. and later extractors to fly the generators in there. it goes back to the authorities. this can be vested
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
commissioners are doing, all over my state, all over america. we have got to recognize that washington is spending too much, not taxing too little. how can we ask americans to pay more in taxes when washington is not even willing to cut cut $61 billion from our bloated bureaucracy? if i have a proposition from our colleagues who wish to raise taxes before we consider asking the american people to pay another cent in taxes, why don't we first drain every cent of waste from the federal bureaucracy? we will never truly dig ourselves out of this crisis and put this nation on a real path to prosperity unless we bring our spending under control. america's strength is not measured by the size of our government, but the scope of our freedoms and the vigor and vitality of the american people and their willingness to invest and work hard for the future. that's what makes us strong. endless spending, taxing and borrowing is a certain path to decline, and we're on that path today and we must get off it. so we know the threat, we know what we need to do. the economy is trying to rebound. so let's t
FOX News
Mar 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
. welcome, i'm bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom". how you doing martha? martha: very busy. goodgood morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. these attacks come as pentagon officials tell fox news that they are closely watching a qaddafi facility that could be storing materials to make chemical weapons and although troops are standing their ground today, there are signs that qaddafi's inner circle may be starting to crack. bill: want to go live to rick leventhal, live from ras lanuf. rick, hello. >> we're running an active checkpoint in ras lanuf, which is a massive oil refining town and still in the hands of opposition fighters. we've seen a number of fighters on their gun trucks passing us here and heading to the west to benjawab, the new front line, that's before you get to sirte. apparently they've approached sirte yesterday, the opposition fighters did and were pushed back by qaddafi's tanks and weapons. the battle talibans there and there are proqaddafi forces in the town of binjawad and battles in the streets there. ras lanuf, this are two key oil cities i
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 8:00pm EDT
>> if you recall it in the 1960's and 1970's, we were writing off urban america. >> with wall street's reemergence, new york city was really pulled into the global economy and became america's gateway to that economy and has really prospered ever since. >> watch the rest of the interview sunday night on c-span q&a. >> x, nouri clinton on military action in libya. then a discussion on ethics in government, then a forum from the consumer federation of america. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spoke earlier today about military action by the u.s. and its allies against the forces of libyan leader muammar gaddafi. earlier today, libyan government troops attacked the rebel capital in violation of a un cease-fire resolute -- resolution. she made these remarks in paris at a summit of leaders gathered to address the ongoing violence in the country. this is about 25 minutes. >> hello. before we begin, i want to sell a few words about warren christopher. he was a friend, and mentor, and truly a diplomat's diplomat. he served our country with such great distinction in so many capaci
FOX News
Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to israel? is america on the wrong side? i think we are. two things to watch for. one, israel is about to strike back. israel can only take so much. nobody in the press is covering what is happening to israel. when israel strikes back, which they are being forced to do now, watch out. because the gates of hell are going to open up. and we will do nothing. and it's worse than that. as you will see tonight. the second thing i think you need to watch for a call to come from washington to pull out our troops in the middle east. which may be our best option, which would send the world in to chaos. but the other option will be soon to send more troops because of the humanitarian crisis. either way you slice it, our troops and our nation is at peril. tonight, i believe i can put some of this together in your head and some of these things will make sense. you won't like the answer. but they will make sense. ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. nothing in the world make sense. tonight we're going to shed some light on some of the issues and decisions that are leaving people confused. we have some
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 12:00pm EST
. three major areas of concern emerged from the discussion. the america invents act addresses each one of them. first, there is significant concern about delays in pat tent application process. pat tent and trademark office, p.t.o., currently has a backlog of more than 700,000 unexamined patent applications. now, there are several reasons for this, not the least of which is the p.t.o. is overwhelmed with patent applications and doesn't have the resources necessary to get through that backlog. the director of the p.t.o. obvious says that the next great invention that's going to drive our economic recovery may be waiting on a shelf waiting to be granted. our act will authorize the p.t.o. to set its fees. we want them to work through the backlog, we want them to be current. and i want to commend austin goodwills bee, the chair of the president's economic advisors. his speech on the importance of patent reform show that we need it to help america win the global competition and create jobs. we should be doing all we can to help the p.t.o. director. now, it makes no sense that it takes two y
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to the american people. since returning from south america, the president has begun to talk in greater detail about our involvement in libya. for the second time, he's discussed our operations in and around libya with the congressional leadership. over the weekend he devoted his entire address to the topic and he'll speak to the american people tonight about our operations in libya. all of this is welcome and in my view, overdue. before addressing what answers i hope to hear from the president this evening let me address the notifications to congress that the president has made. prior to the initiation of combat activities in libya the congressional leadership received two forms of notification of the president's decision to order americans into harm's way. prior to departing for his overseas trip, the president notified the congressional leadership of his plans to send american forces in to combat in action a limited discreet role to destroy the integrated air defenses of the libyan government and to enable our allies to estab
ABC
Mar 9, 2011 11:00am PST
'll be doing so as a devoted and passionate advocate for america, the country where i was born and raised. >> the job is one of the most important diplomatic jobs in government because of america's complex and sometimes strained ties with asia. john huntsman, the out governor is exploring a possible presidential run against president obama. >> the commander in chief's latest command: stand up against bullying. >> because putting a stop to bullying is a responsibility we all share. >> president and mrs. obama are fighting back against an alarming trend affecting every student in america. >> claims it encourages athletes >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> one of america's most promine prominent journalists for half a century decide. he won a pulitzer prize for the watergate scandal in 1973 that led to president nixon's resignation. he detected political trends early. he was a regular contributor on talk shows. >> farm workers are protesting the sentencing for two of the three defendants charged in the death of a 17-year-old farm worker who was two months' pregnan
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 5:30am EST
yesterday. however, gates cautioned that america will face key tests this spring and summer. >> i do feel like pieces are coming together, but i would -- i would continue to say what we have said all along -- the gains are fragile and reversible. the fight this spring and this summer will be very tough. we expect the taliban to try and take back much of what they lost. and that will really n many respects, be the acid test of how effective the progress we made is going to be. >> expecting big fights this spring. this week's visit is gates' 13th trip to afghanistan, likely one of his last as defense secretary, since he said he will retire this year. >>> the senate is expected to vote this afternoon on a pair of competing budget plans to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. the voetes will set the stage fr talks to avert a government shutdown yesterday. senators are keeping up their attacks on another party and the administration. >> this is a serious, serious time. and it requires a serious response. and so i'm hoping that as we work our way towards the end on this year's
PBS
Mar 13, 2011 10:00am PDT
into the stereotyping in the community but this america that i know, that's standing with me here, this america that i love. >> reporter: the leaders announced a new interfaith initiative called shoulder to shoulder which they said would promote tolerance and fight anti-muslim bigotry. congressman king said he thought the hearin gerated a produive and wor while conversation. he plans to move ahead with other hearings on the topic in the future. joining me now is the associate professor of religion in the media, syracuse university, author of "beyond tolerance, searching for interfaith understanding in america." there was an extraordinary conversation around religion this week. what do you think it says about this particular moment in the american religious landscape? >> well, it's really an extraordinary moment, and somewhat ironic, too, given that the dominant imags omusls are people fighting for freedom and human right in north africa at this point. in terms of the united states, it says there's a lingering suspicion of muslims as a community. it also says, given the pushback against the hearing, th
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the world, people are demonstrating for our cause. in asia, africa, in america, and in europe, the people are on our side. those who were against us form a minority. it is hard to tell of these are just slogans, or if the libyan dictator has found renewed strength. international coalition claims successes and wants to destroy military installations in tripoli and rebels celebrating in been gauzy, little is known about who is now in control of which areas. the rebel national council has sometimes drop out of sight. experts like the italian libya observer are speculating who will eventually take over power from gaddafi. some names are being mentioned. even lesser-known ones. at first, we expected further defections by government officials and libyan ambassadors, but the wave of defections suddenly stopped. what could this mean? and many seem to be biding their time. rebels meanwhile seem to be fully in control. on tuesday, gaddafi's forces were attacking. dozens of people are reported killed, and here, too, alice are launching air strikes on troops loyal to a tripoli. one future scenario is
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >> we can repeal obamacare. >> the president talks about libya and his trip to south america. >> the president's doctrine, he is not an ideological guy. >> he's been juggling diplomater efforts on this trip. >> we are supporting a democratic revolution there. >> they've got a political problem. >> today it looks like a war, sound like a war, people are dying, and it's costing an awful lot of money. isn't that a war? >> america, at "not war". >> we will continue to provide details to the american people. >> you don't even seem to think enough of us to lie to us. >> the administration is defending its biggest victory on its first anniversary. >> fdr went so far as to call it a fundamental right for all americans. >> in short, we'll do whatever we can to ensure that obamacare is never fully implemented. >> one year ago today. >> health insurance reform because law in america. >> took a long time. >> congressman anthony weiner joins us. while some republicans were attacking the president on libya and the healthcare bill, two from minnesota went to iowa. ♪ if i find my way to mi
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2011 11:00am EDT
. they think that would send a long term message that could take years to fix. >> south america is so important. >> everything about this trip has to do with trade and economics. you're going hear the president try to talk about jobs as much as anything. strengthening this relationship with brazil and chile in particular is one of the focal points here. all of the run up has been up to how america can increase its exports to the rest of latin america. so that's the focus. the president clearly is having to multitask here. >> from the president on libya. >>> and what's the reaction right now? what have you seen or heard of anything in terms of aircraft. >> planes are flying way up there. they will be flying, taking information, and gathering information on a lot of different provinces across the country. they're looking at clusters of war planes, if you will. and they are also looking at communications. revoke us immediately to come to the next press conference. this is where gadhafi's headquarters is. he didn't want to wait for the end of the warning to react. and that tells us that finally, pe
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 1:00pm EDT
with it the right resources by countering that ideology. the narrative says that america is against muslims, it creates this that america is going to iraq, to convert, kill them, attack them. that's the narrative. we can present our strategy so far has been try to break down that propaganda. that's wrong. we need to have a forward strategy of liberty minded freedom minded ideas into the islamic consciousness. we can do that as muslims but we need your help through websites, a social network. look what happened in egypt and tunisia through social networking and that countered a lot, that wasn't islamists that did that. most was secular muslims that wanted to take control of their future. when we have a government that produces a report and after the hassan incident and the word muslim or islam or jihad isn't in the document, you wonder why we are so paralyzed in treating this, i as a muslim i need this conversation. if we're going to fix this cancer that's within, the whole viable wonderful beautiful faith that i practice, we need to be able to talk about it. it's like trying to treat cancer
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 1:00pm EDT
champion of u.s. engagement in latin america and did an excellent job as my husband's on boy during the clinton administration. i think -- my husband's on vvoy during the clinton administration. this is an ideal place to discuss what i see as one of the central strategic opportunities for the united states today. obviously, there is a lot going on around the world. there is much that demands are urgent attention from the historic changes in the middle east and north africa to the tragedy unfolding in japan. as i often say, we have to deal with both the urgent and the important at the same time. with president obama departing for resilience in just a few hours, -- for brazilia and just a few hours, this is the time to consider another important part of the world. the president's trip coincides with the anniversary of a major milestone in hemispheric relations. 50 years ago, president kennedy launched the alliance for progress, pledging that the united states would join with latin american leaders to address head-on a development challenge that was, as he put it, staggering in its dim
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
now, and they do now that the u.n. resolution passed. now that they're seeing america absolutely involved. up to that stage they did feel that the u.s. by taking so long to try to help how they could push this resolution through was in fact aligning with gadhafi forces. i had a number of libyans come up to me thanking and praising the united nations. many impressed by her attitude, statement as the united nations, and now they do have the sense that they're not in this alone, that the united states is effectively standing with them, that all of these international global leaders are by and large standing with them. randi? >> all right. arwa damon for us in ben gauzgh libya. thank you. >>> the focus of a devastated nation in japan remains on the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant and two hot reactors in particular. to gray smoke billowed from react 3 even after 1,000 tons of water was sprayed from fire trucks and cranes to try to keep fuel rods cooled. we haven't heard of new explosions on either site. on a hopeful side, all six hooked up to power cables but only two have power. that
FOX News
Mar 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime now, the west will end in the dust pin of history, those words from mommar qaddafi, not backing down, making his first public appearance in more than a week, this as allied forces launch new strikes from the west to benghazi in the west and there is this. it has been described to us as a rocket attack, launched by qaddafi's army, captured by cell phone video, and that video foes on for quite a while. it's clear now his forces still on the offensive in so many parts of that country, and that's where we pick up the story this morning, good morning here, i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom" and here we go again. martha: good morning, everybody, i am martha maccallum, great to have you with us. qaddafi's colorful remarks making headlines this morning, he is refusing to back down, with supporters now forming a human shield to protect him at his main compound in the capitol of tripoli. libya's leader, sending this very clear message: >> i'm not afraid to -- of cyclones, i'm not afraid of rains that hover over our heads. i'm standing over here,
FOX News
Mar 4, 2011 9:00pm EST
to transform america. you are in many ways saying you want to transform america. >> i think president obama wants to change america into a different country. i want to renew the american dream that all of us are endowed by our creator with certain alien able rights. we have the right to pursue happiness. i want to make sure everybody has a chance to create wealth. if somebody hasn't create it you can redistribute it. i saw him today talking about how no school is going to fail. the sad fact is, his administration backs things like the new york city union which wants to fire the 5,000 most newest most aggressive, most energetic, most dedicated teachers on behalf of mediocrity. i think we ought to be clear, if you want people not to fail you better have a standard of measuring success. you better have a standard of encouraging people to do their best. the president unfortunately backs bureaucracies that guarantee we are not going to you can seed. >> sean: we you have -- we you have a 14 trillion debt by the time the next president gets in it will be around 18 trillion, how do you with numbers
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
a change in attitude amongst opposition members toward america, now they do believe is firmly behind them. this is the kind of legitimacy they are looking for, especially as they share the same goal at the end of the day. they want to see gadhafi removed from power. they don't necessarily want to see that taking place by some sort of an air strike, they want to be the ones to do it themselves. >> arwa, we'll stay in close toich with you as well. >>> there are now new warnings that a bloodless coup may be in the works in yemen. we're getting late word of a possible deal, stand by. >>> president obama already setting the stage for the next phase of the mission against libya. and america's role in it. we'll find out if there's any new light on why smoke has been spewing from two krip emed nuclear reactors in japan. ♪ when it's planes in the sky ♪ ♪ for a chain of supply, that's logistics ♪ ♪ when the parts for the line ♪ ♪ come precisely on time ♪ that's logistics ♪ ♪ a continuous link, that is always in sync ♪ ♪ that's logistics ♪ ♪ there will be no more stress
CNN
Mar 7, 2011 9:00am EST
kabul and washington. >>> this week congress takes a closer look at radical islam in america. the muslim community says it is being singled out, demonized, in fact, for the acts of a few. we asked a muslim woman whose son was killed on 9/11 what she thinks. >>> nhl fights are part of the game but at what skos of the players. researchers have looked into the brain of a former enforcer and found evidence of trauma. >>> who will kate middleton be wearing when she says "i do"? the princess may share a look with lady gaga. we'll explain. >>> this week congress holds hearings on radical islams in america. peter king thinks al qaeda is recruiting and the muslim community isn't cooperating with authorities. king thinks the government needs to investigate. >> i have said the overwhelming majority of muslims are outstanding americans. but there is an effort to radicalize elements within the islamic community. right now there is an effort, this suspect just me, this is eric holder who says he worries about young muslim men being radicalized. >> protesters showed up in the rain to denounce the heari
FOX News
Mar 9, 2011 9:00am EST
, by the day, welcome to "america's newsroom", i'm bill hemmer martha: good to see you bill, welcome, everybody i'm martha maccallum we have these multiple tornado warnings from the big easy to south alabama and these storms are looking very serious bill: maria molina live from the weather center, what do you have? >> reporter: good morning we do have a brand new watch that's been issued in parts of the florida panhandle from southern alabama and also in mississippi this is all along these lines of storms and a tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornado development, so as the storms do enter the watch area we're going to see these touching down and the current report right now of a tornado on the ground we do have a tornado warning in red, in gulf shores and that also does mean that tornadoes currently on the move, moving east at 50 miles per hour, it was spotted 6 miles northeast of the gulf shores airport so if you are in this area, you need to seek shelter immediately aside from the tornado threat we have several thunderstorms warnings in the area, in yellow, that means wi
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 4:00pm EDT
america and central america, out in the rose garden today getting on the record, reassuring the american people and expressing solidarity with the japanese people, dylan. >> thank you, mike. joining us now is sharon squasoni, a nuclear expert with the center for strategic and international studies. thank you for taking time to meet with us this afternoon. how capable is the technology that exists right now in actually evaluating what the threat is there? in other words, is criticism of the japanese government or the american government or whoever it is well placed, or do we not even have the ability to know what might happen here or what the risks are? >> those are all great questions. the truth of the matter is this is a very quickly moving crisis. things change from hour to hour. but in terms of the radiation threat, i think we definitely know how to monitor that. the problem at those plants is that the radiation is high enough to endanger the workers. and so, that is what has been slowing down some of their efforts. it also has an effect on a lot of different things. you know, when yo
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 1:00am EDT
in america's infrastructure. we have a big battle at home about the budget and the republicans are hammering the president because he is not invading the entire middle east, not doing it the way they would want to do it. president obama has decided on a more focused, realistic approach. he's trying to give the rebels, those who want democracy, a fighting chance at just that and trying to stop gadhafi. this is the human thing to do -- from slaughtering his own people. now, aside from all the reasons for this mission, he will never convince me that gadhafi didn't have a hand in the lockerbie bombing. you'll never convince me that gadhafi hasn't supplied resources to terrorists. given the fact americans died on that 747 over lockerbie, i'm all for this mission. i think the president of the united states, barack obama, deserves the benefit of the doubt and our support. the key here is no ground troops. a limited role in scope. working with international partners who also want to do this and are flying their jets in there. and staying within the confines of the u.n. resolution. there's a lot of r
PBS
Mar 1, 2011 2:30pm PST
to the program, broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe -- i am mike embley. drought in china as the country's economy steams ahead. can the water supply keep pace with the change. >> welcome to benghazi, libya's second-largest city. we have heard bursts of gunfire. there is still uncertainty here, mixed with a sense of celebration. this is still very much a divided country. colonel gaddafi is holding on, but even the capital is not under his control, as we have been finding out. >> gaddafi supporters were in town to wave off a convoy to benghazi. they say his authority will be restored. >> forever, forever. >> the power of the regime is concentrated in the capital. gaddafi has genuine support here. people would not be out on the streets like this if they thought there wasn't in it chance of violent regime change. but look what somebody put it discreetly and without saying anything into one of the hands of my colleagues, a shell casing. it feels very different. they come at night, sometimes opening fire, sometimes taking people away note -- away. >> talking t
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